German intelligence spies on domestic ISPs - report

Monday 7 October 2013 | 10:02 CET | News
Germany's Federal Intelligence Services (Bundesnachrichtendienst or BND) has been intercepting domestic internet providers for at least two years, the magazine Der Spiegel reported on its website. The BND has sent relevant orders to German internet economy association Eco, listing some 25 ISPs. These include six German ones, namely 1&1, Freenet, Strato, QSC, Lambdanet and Plusserver. Der Spiegel said experts think that these networks almost exclusively carry domestic data traffic and although this is permitted in certain cases, there is a fundamental taboo against such wholesale

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Categories: Internet
Companies: 1&1 / De-Cix / Freenet / QSC / Strato
Countries: Germany
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